Volunteer for Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Volunteer for Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Thank you for your help!

Thank you to our volunteers for your support! This year we have had an overwhelming response to help with this event. Without the support of hundreds of volunteers and thousands of hours contributed, our event would not be so successful and enjoyable for our visitors!

If you would like to volunteer for next year’s event please know that we would be happy to have you help! All opportunities to volunteer for special events are closed through this year. If you would like to be considered to volunteer for Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular for next year and/or any other events, please contact volunteer@rwpzoo.org.

Thank you for supporting Roger Williams Park Zoo!

JACK-O-LANTERN SPECTACULAR VOLUNTEER FAQ
How can I get involved as a volunteer for the Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular?

Volunteer opportunities for Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular are closed for this year. If you would like to volunteer for next year’s event please know that we would be happy to have you help! All opportunities to volunteer for special events are closed through this year.

If you would like to be considered to volunteer for Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular for next year and/or any other events please contact volunteer@rwpzoo.org.

What is a volunteer shift like?

Volunteers for the Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular are expected to volunteer from 4:45pm-10:30pm during the event. Upon arrival volunteers will be given an orientation and will learn more about the event! Volunteers are then assigned a position for the night. Volunteers will receive breaks and a chance to eat dinner. Complimentary coffee, hot cocoa, and apple cider is on us – on and of course a good selection of Halloween candy! At the end of the shift, volunteers are dismissed and receive their hours or tickets for volunteering and an entry ticket into our new prize raffle!

What will volunteers be doing during the event?

During the night, volunteers will be helping with all sorts of needs! There are many guest service-based needs including directing the flow of the queue and answering questions. Some volunteers are asked to monitor the elephants to be sure that event attendee can appreciate the elephants – but at a safe distance. Many of our volunteer positions assist with helping visitors with the Zipline.

Who can volunteer?

With the event being every night of the week – we need all the help we can get! We do however have some requirements. With the responsibilities and accountability needed for such a big production, volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.

Can I bring my child?

For our special events, children are not permitted to volunteer even if accompanied by an adult.

What do I get out of volunteering?

Most importantly, we hope that you will have fun! Plus, as a thank you for your volunteer time, volunteers receive 2 tickets to the event, or if needing hours for school or another service requirement – those can be granted instead. Volunteers cannot receive community service hours and tickets for one shift.